The Strategic Sports Plan was adopted by Council on 8 December 2020.
City of Newcastle (CN) has developed the 10-year Strategic Sports Plan to address future demand and inform the ongoing supply, maintenance and upgrade of sporting infrastructure. We engaged consultants Otium Planning Group to conduct research and analysis. This involved management of a consultation period with state and local sporting associations and clubs. It was the first step in gathering insight on how the sporting facilities are valued and currently used by the community. Future planning for sport and recreation is essential in ensuring the community has diverse opportunities which promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. This aligns with our Newcastle 2030 Community Strategic Plan. As a growing city, we need to plan for the changes in sport and recreation, and to build in flexibility and ability to meet both existing and future needs.
The public exhibition period has now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.
As a growing City, we need to ensure that our supply of sporting facilities meets demand. The 10-year plan considers population growth across our City to ensure that we can meet existing and future needs.
The Plan provides strategic facility direction for 13 outdoor sports including athletics, Australian rules football, baseball, cricket, croquet, equestrian, football (soccer), netball, rugby league, rugby union, softball, tennis and touch/oztag.
Indoor sports have not been included in the scope of the study as City of Newcastle is not a direct facility provider.
The Plan outlines recommendations for every City of Newcastle outdoor sporting facility. Recommendations include retention of existing uses, further review or preparation of individual site masterplans.
Strategic Sports Plan
Supporting Resources Volume 1
Supporting Resources Volume 2
Supporting Resources Volume 3
Newcastle 2030 - Community Strategic Plan
Our sportsgrounds and facilities
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